The City, along with the Phillies and Major League Baseball, unveiled the new Ryan Howard Training Center at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center in South Philadelphia Thursday. The 7,500 square foot training center was added to the existing recreation center, and is state of the art.
I know what you’re going to say: It seems unlikely the Phillies would have a guy run around in a costume of the best-known Pokémon and have him flip off the Crowd at Citizens Bank Park.
But, c’mon! What else does this possibly look like? Pikachu runs onto the field and immediately tells Phillies fans where they can stick it. Read more »
In a “salute to cats,” the Lakewood BlueClaws, a Minor League team affiliate of the Phillies, will wear jerseys on Saturday night that have a collage of felines on them. The jerseys, pictured above, look like something you might find at Urban Outfitters or your grandmother’s house. They’re kinda awful, cute and awesome all at once. Read more »
Matt Imhof, a Phillies minor leaguer who was drafted in the second round of the 2014 MLB amateur draft, has lost his eye in a freak stretching accident.
Imhof hurt his right eye when he was stretching after a game last Friday. A piece of metal equipment “malfunctioned,” according to ESPN, and struck Imhof in the right eye. He was rushed to the hospital and had surgery. Read more »
If you were one of the many Phillies fans more than bummed you wouldn’t get to Warrior II at Citizens Bank Park when the Phillies’ first-ever Yoga Day — a morning of yoga in the outfield with Maha Yoga, followed by an afternoon Phillies game — was postponed back in May, cheer up: The Phillies’ first-ever Yoga Day has been rescheduled for 9 a.m. on Sunday, June 26th. Read more »
Police have cited and arrested the man they say threw a beer bottle at Ryan Howard during a Phillies game against the Milwaukee Brewers on Saturday, June 4th.
Sidney Smith, 21, of Wilmington, Delaware, turned himself in at the South Detective Division on Friday, according to police. He was issued a summary citation for disorderly conduct and released. Read more »
Last night, the Phillies selected Mickey Moniak with the first overall pick in the MLB Draft. Moniak is just 18, so it will likely be a long time before he makes it to the major leagues. But you can still get excited about him now!
Here are five things you should know about the Phillies’ first top pick in the draft since Pat Burrell in 1998: Read more »
Who’s the first pick in the draft and he was taken by Philly? M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-N-I-A-K.
Er, yes. The Phillies took La Costa Canyon High School outfielder Mickey Moniak with the first pick in the draft. He was considered a mid-round pick just a few months ago, but his strength, speed and defense rocketed him to the top of draft boards. He hit .476 this season.
Police are investigating after a fan allegedly threw a beer bottle at Ryan Howard during Saturday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers.
Howard alerted a security guard when an aluminum Bud Light Lime bottle landed near his feet during his walk back to the dugout – he’d just grounded out in the ninth inning, the Inquirer reports. Read more »